Kathryn Fries

Kathryn “Kat” Fries is the Administrative Assistant for Penn State’s Office of Ethics and Compliance. In this role, Kat serves as the face of the department by answering phones, greeting visitors, and providing support to each of the Office’s individual units, all while maintaining her pleasant attitude and willingness to make a positive mark at Penn State. 

Kat Joined Penn State and the Office of Ethics and Compliance in 2018. Her history of working in an emergency health care environment has provided her with the necessary knowledge and skills required to maintain confidentiality of information and corresponding records. It also contributes to her ability to be flexible and organize the workflow of the office by insuring that all systems are in place and running efficiently in an environment that is fast-paced and, at times, under pressure.